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to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with turning the page. president obama addressed the nation from the oval office last night, putting an official end to the united states combat role in iraq. the president thanked americans for paying a, quote, huge price during the seven-year war saying it's time to move forward without closing the book on the future of iraq. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with more. tracy, good morning >> reporter: lynn, good morning. with the military operations in iraq behind us, president obama said last night that looking forward, the next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with combat troops now out of iraq, president obama announced a new mission. >> our most urgent task is to restore our economy and put the millions of americans who lost their jobs back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits on financing nearly a decade of war with borrowed money. his focus now, jobs and afghanistan. he promised the pullout there w
the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with states of emergency. north carolina, virginia and maryland are all on the highest level of alert as the east coast braces for the arrival of hurricane earl. even a slight shift in the projected path of what experts are calling an impressive, massive storm could spell disaster for the eastern seaboard. nbc's kristen dahlgren has the latest from north carolina's outer banks. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, there's been so much talk about where earl and its eye is going to track, and the bottom line this morning is it may not make that much difference because the hurricane-force winds extend out 90 miles from the center. tropical storm force winds out 200 miles from the center. so, along much of the coastline, things about to get much worse. as darkness fell on the carolina coast, earl strengthened, bringing with it powerful waves but also uncertainty. >> earl's a big unknown. if it stays out to sea, we probably would have been okay and gotten rain. >> reporter: do you board up? >> i haven't yet to t
scare. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with getting personal. president obama will dig deep during his speech in cleveland today where according to administration officials he'll draw on his own personal background to convince voters that he knows what it's like to struggle through tough times. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on how the president plans to recuse the company. tracie, food morning. >> lynn, good morning. today the president will deliver that speech in a state where one of his harshest critics is from, republican leader john boehner and also in a region that's been hit hard by unemployment. the president expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy, individuals earning over $200,000 and couples over the $250,000. plus he wanted to spend $50 billion on transportation projects and create $200 billion in business tax breaks, allowing small businesses to write off business investments giving them more money to hire new workers. >> we're talkin
morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with laboring on labor day. as much of the nation takes the day off to celebrate this labor day, president obama will be working instead, talking up his plan to help put unemployed americans back to work. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more. tracy, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. traditionally labor day has been the day we celebrate american workers of the problem is, a lot of them, millions of them, are not working. president obama will deliver an increasingly difficult message urging them to hang on. this afternoon president obama spends labor day with union leaders in milwaukee. union leaders say what has traditionally been a day of celebration has become a day of frustration for many. >> 11 million people out of work, i have less to be thankful for than those on wall street doing quite well. >> reporter: unemployment creeped up to 9.6%. jobs are being created but not nearly fast enough to ploy the millions left jobless in this recession.
and good morning. welcome to our viewers particularly the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. >>> today we begin with the battle over taxes. senate republicans vowed to block president obama's plan to cut middle class taxes yesterday unless bush era reductions for the wealthy are also preserved. this economic debate has been heating up for months now. and on this final primary day before november's midterm elections, it could reach a boiling point. nbc's tracie potts joins us live now from capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: it is clear the battle lines are drawn despite what we saw yesterday may have been a hint of compromise between republicans and the democratic party. republican john boehner hinting he might support president obama's plan to extend tax cuts only forethose who make up to $250,000. not for people who make more than that. but the republican party, other member, came back and made it very clear that they want these bush tax cuts extended for everyone, including the so-called wealthy, because they say those are the job creators in our society. jobs that right now are s
-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with laboring on labor day. as much of the nation takes the day off to celebrate this labor day, president obama will be working instead, talking up his plan to help put unemployed americans back to work. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. this is traditionally the day that we celebrate american workers, but today president obama will be telling them to hang on. this afternoon president obama spends labor day with union workers in milwaukee. union lieders say what's traditionally a day of celebration has become a day of frustration for many. >> 11 million people out of work have less to be thankful for than those on wall street that will doing quite well. >> reporter: unemployment creeped up to 9.6% friday, jobs are being created, but not nearly fast enough to employ the millions left jobless in this recession. today and in cleveland wednesday, the president will talk about the slow recovery and urge congress to approve $100 billion in tax breaks
. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pick time zone. i'm lynn berry and today we begin with mission finally accomplished. bp said a permanent seal is in a place at the bottom of the gulf of mexico. however, killing the catastrophic well off is a bittersweet victory for gulf coast residents who fear they'll be battling the effects of the nation's worst environmental disaster for years to come. nbc's jay gray has our report. >> reporter: it began april 20th with a massive fireball and deadly flames cutting through the night air as the deepwater horizon rig exploded then collapsed. 11 fives were lost and oil began to seep into the gulf. the start of the worst spill in u.s. history. now 154 days later government scientists say the final seal, barrels of cement, is holding tight and that the well will never leak again. president obama acknowledged the work that's been done and perhaps the more difficult job that lies ahead in a written statement which says in part, we will continue to work closely with the people of the gulf to rebuild their livelihoods and restore the envir
. >>> this is "earl early today" on wednesday, september 1, 2010. >> good morning. i'm lynn berry. we begin with turning the page. president obama addressed the nation from the oval office last night, put an ends to u.s. combat in iraq. he thanked americans for paying a "huge price" for the war. he says it's time to move forward without closing the book on the future of iraq. tr tracie potts in washington with more. >>. >> reporter: president obama made it clear, the next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with combat troops out of iraq, president obama announced a new task. >> millions of americans who lost their jobs need to go back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits on a decade of war with borrowed money. he promised the pullout in afghanistan will begin next summer. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests or the afghan people. >> reporter: he criticized the president for the surge. >> some leaders who opposed, criticized and fought tooth and nail to stop the surge strategy, now proudly claim credit for t
they want most of washington out. lynn? >> tracie potts in washington, thanks. >>> as the race to november's midterm elections heats up, so are the campaign tactics on both sides of the aisle. last night joe biden was asked what he thinks of some of the more aggressive attacks on president obama. >> it's the same old playbook. when you can't compete in ideas what do you is the same playbook on the conservative play book, you try to delegitimize the other guy. that's what's going on. the attempt to delegitimize one of the most talented men to enter american politics in three generations. they did the same thing with bill clinton. remember, bill clinton was part of a drug network and drug dealers in arkansas. bill clinton was somehow involved in the murder of an individual. when you looked at these guys, it was all about delegitimizing. >> it worked. it did weaken the clinton presidency. >> it did. but it didn't work. it ultimately didn't work. he was elected two terms. during his term we created millions of jobs. middle class folks actually saw their incomes go up. you saw a change in our f
the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with dwindling support. this morning a fresh report card is out on washington. for the white house the numbers are not looking good. with just weeks to go before the midterm elections. in a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll, almost half of americans now disapprove of president obama and six out of ten think the company is headed in the wrong direction. meanwhile democrats in congress have some hurdles to overcome as well. right now among likely voters, almost half prefer republicans. those new numbers come just as president obama unveiled his plan yesterday to use the infrastructure to put americans on track and back to work building rail ways and roads. they wasted no time blasting the proposal as the gop blamed the president for putting the country in reverse. tracie potts joins us from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the poll numbers show we're not satisfied with the economy, not satisfied with the president who is trying to fix it. president obama says he has a new plan that w
. welcome to viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a tea party takeover. across the country, the votes are in from a string of primary races, providing a glimpse of what's to come in the midterm elections. now just seven weeks away. in a surprise twist last night, the gop establishment was once again upended by the tea party. tracie potts joins us now from capitol hill with more. tra an interesting evening. >> reporter: in new hampshire still counting votes in the republican senate primary there. as of now we und that kelly ayot is about 1,000 points ahead but the vote countying continues there. as you said, this is the year of the tea party. they seem to be upsetting some party favorites. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we the people. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the tea party favorite who republicans said couldn't be elected dog catcher won the party's senate nomination in delaware, and in new york, political newcomer paladino overcame the 40-point lead to become the republican candidate for governor. >> if we'
, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with getting down to business. primaries are over. midterm elections are just weeks away. and now president obama is slamming republicans for holding up his tax plan to prop up small businesses and the middle class. nbc's tracie potts joins us live now from capitol hill. good morning. >> good morning. republicans are digging in, not all of his own party members are on board. and all of this less than two months before a key election. how to win a tax fight and an election. first, solidify the base. >> don't forget who is standing with you and who is standing against you. >> reporter: then put pressure on your opponents. >> we simply don't have time any more to play games. >> reporter: extending tax cuts to americans earning over $250,000 has become the lightning rod for a nasty partisan fight heading into november. more than two dozen democrats now disagree with president obama. republicans aren't wavering. >> republicans are united. no tax increases on nobody. >> reporter: even house leader john boehner who suggested sunday
, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with finally nearing the end. after five long months, crews in the gulf of mexico have taken a major step toward permanently plugging up the blown out well behind the worst offshore oil spill in the u.s. history. for more on that, we go to kristin dahlgren, live in for us in louisiana with more. kristin, good morning. >> good morning to you, lynn. day 150 and word that that relief well that they started drilling shortly after this all started has finally intersected with the 2 1/2 miles below the floor of the gulf. admiral thad allen said that the two wells were connected and that the next step was to pump mud and cement down into that well to permanently seal it off. one step in the recovery. oil continues to wash ashore. and take a look at these pictures. so many dead fish. almost looks like a gravel road. scientists say it was caused by lack of oxygen and it's not uncommon here, but people are asking that the oil dispersants didn't play into that. meantime, bp's outgoing ceo tony hayward inflamed so many temperses defende
-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with on the defensive. in a town hall held by cnbc in the nation's capital, president obama held his ground while frustrated citizens took turns taking shots at his economic strategy. the president repeatedly defended his policies while fielding questions. some of the americans who fear the worse from the economy. steve handlesman has more. >> quite frankly, i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted in defending you, defending your administration. >> reporter: people like zelm may hart -- >> i voted for a man who said he was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class. i'm one of those people and i'm waiting, sir. i don't feel it yet. >> reporter: the same from an out of work law school graduate. >> i really want to know. is the american dream dead forever me? >> absolutely not. we're moving in the right direction. >> reporter: there's more proof of that. economists calculated our recession ended in june 2009, recovery began 14 months ago. but not for millions, the president acknowledged. >> the challenge is that t
in florida. >>> this is "early today" for wednesday, september 1, 2010. >> good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with turning the page. president obama addressed the nation from the oval office last night, putting an end to u.s. combat in iraq. the president thanked americans for paying a huge price, saying it's time to move forward without closing the book on iraq. tracie potts has more from washington. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. with the military operations in iraq behind us, president obama made it clear that the next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with combat troops now out of iraq, president obama announced a new mission. >> our most urgent mission is the economy and putting americans back to work. >> reporter: his focus now? jobs and afghanistan. he promised the pullout there will begin next summer. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests or the afghan people. >> reporter: republicans criticized the president for opposing the surge. >> some leaders who opposed, criticized, and fought tooth and n
are the most generous? >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with chaos in california. a thundering explosion in the san francisco suburb of san bruno triggered a wind-swept fire yesterday and continues this morning. incinerating at least 53 homes and killing at least one person. a natural gas pipeline exploded in the area thursday evening, one person is confirmed dead, at least 25 are injured and are being treated at area hospitals. fire officials estimate at least 100 residents have been sent to area shelters. as of now, at least 120 homes have been damaged. after the blast, flames were said to be shooting as high as 100 feet in the air. pacific gas and electric, the utility company that serves the bay area, has said it will take full responsibility if it is determined to be the cause of the fire. as of late last night, officials estimated the blaze was only 50% contained. >>> well, an emotional roller coaster yesterday regarding controversial plans by a florida pastor to burn copies of the koran on t
morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with the battle over taxes. senate republicans vow to block president bush's plan to cut middle class taxes yesterday unless bush era reductions for the wealthy are also preserved. this economic debate has been heating up for months now and on this final primary day before november's midterm elections, it could reach a boiling point. nbc's tracie potts joins us now from capitol hill. good morning. >> good morn pentagon. it's going to be a big day, a big week and a big season headed into the elections as congress tries to figure out whether or not to extend these bush tax cuts that are expiring at the end of the year. now, coming out of the weekend republican leader john boehner who had been critical of the president's plan signaled that he might support it in order to get something done before these tax cuts expire. but all hopes of a compromise were dashed when his party came out very strongly yesterday and said that these tax cuts must be preserved for everyone, the poor, the middle
and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with chaos in california. the explosion of a natural gas pipeline in a san francisco suburb last night triggered a massive fire leaving one person dead and 53 homes destroyed. that blaze continues to burn this morning. nbc bay area news has more. >> reporter: a san bruno neighborhood erupts in flames in a matter of seconds create a confusing and dangerous scene. >> i had to go look for my 80-year-old father in the house. they said he's gone. they said he's not there. >> reporter: families sitting down for dinner say it shook them to the core. >> a huge fire and smoke everywhere. we just ran for our life. >> reporter: eight months pregnant, betty ran her three kids and ran to safety. >> we just ran. we didn't have any shoes. the kids were -- we had to borrow this from our neighbor. >> reporter: neighbors towed kids and pets. a relentless wall of flames. retired firefighter said he never felt such a hot fire. by the time he reacted his car was already on fire. >> i h
paid for by nbc-universal television >> hello. good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with storm surge. the california coast is riding out the effects of hurricane earl this morning while folks in the north are on the watch for hurricanes and tropical force storm winds. earl is expected to whip up dangerous waves and threatening rip tides all along the east coast all throughout the day. kristin dahlgren is in north carolina outer banks with the latest. good morning. >>> good morning, lynn. we've been feeling some of the powerful bands of wind and rain in the last few hours in north carolina's outer banks. wind gusting at 40 to 50 miles per hour. take a look here, you can see the rain literally going sideways through most of this time and the surf is pounding the shore. the waves coming up to the dune lines at times. officials say they will be out at daybreak doing patrols and looking for damage, the coast guard also ready to go out and do flyovers looking for damage. they will have thursday rescue helicopters ready if needed there. so far, damage, of course, has been light. we ha
's shortest man. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with planes, trains, and automobiles. president obama unveiled his plan yesterday to use the nation's crumbling infrastructure as a vehicle to help put the nation's stalled economy back on track and americans back to work rebui rebuilding runways, railways, and roads. republicans in washington wasted no time blasting the proposal after the president blamed the gop for putting u.s. economy in reverse. nbc's tracie potts joins us us now from washington with more. tracie, good morning. >> good morning. the white house officials have no numbers but this would put americans back to work. the white house says it's not a stimulus, but the idea is similar. $50 billion for infrastructure, fixing 100,000 miles of roads, 150 miles of runways, and building a new air traffic control system. >> anybody want more delays at airports? >> no. >> no, i didn't think so. >> president obama says it will create jobs and won't cost a dime of borrowed money. >> this is a plan that will be
-universal televisi >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with the battle over taxes. senate republicans vowed to block president obama's plan to cut middle class taxes yterday unless bush era reductions for the wealthy are also preserd. this economic debate has been heating up for months now. and on this final primary day before nember's midterm electrics, it could reach a boiling point. tracy potts joins us live now from council. good morning, acy. big day. >> it's going to be a big week and a big season headed into these elections as congress figures out whether or not to extend these bush taxuts that are expiring at the end of the year. coming out of the weekend, republican leader john boehner who had been very critical of the president's plan signaled that he might support it order to get something done before these tax cuts expires. but all hopes of a compromise were dashed when his pay came out strongly yesterday and said that these tax cuts must be preserved for everyone, the poor, the mile class and, yes, the wealthy, those who make over $250,000. his party is not th
>>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with chaos in california. a thundering explosion in the san francisco suburb of san bruno triggered a wind-swept fire yesterday and continued this morning incinerating at least 53 homes and killing at least one person. a natural gas explosion in the pipeline in the area thursday evening is what caused all of this. as i said, at least one person is confirmed dead and 25 people are injured being treated in area hospitals. fire officials estimate at least 100 residents have been sent to area shelters. as of now at least 120 homes were said to be damaged. flames were said to be shooting a hundred feet in the air. they said it will take full respondent if it's determined to be the cause of the fire. as of late last night, officials estimated the blaze was only 50% contained. >>> an emotional roller coaster yesterday regarding controversial plans by a florida pastor to burn copies of the koran on the verse of 9/11. it was part of a deal that also included moving the location of a highly publicized islamic center in new york city
. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with storm surge. the carolina coast is riding out the effects of hurricane earl this morning while folks in the northeast are on the watch for hurricane and tropical storm-force winds. early, a category two storm, is threatening to whip up dangerous waves and threatening rip tides all along the east coast all throughout the day. kristin dahlgren is in north carolina outer banks with the latest. kristen, good morning. >>> good morning, lynn. things have really been picking up along the outer banks. take a look. can you see the wind and rain continuing to wsh apounding. rain was sideways as mountains of surf piled up and took their chances riding out the storm could only hope they made the right decision. while the center of earl has so far stayed offshore, the glancing blow was enough to send many packing earlier in the day. cars and roads filled with hundreds threading off the thin strip of land off carolina's coast. as officials ordered mandatory evacuations for all visitors. >> they have asked us to leave. so we're going to have to cut our vac
book of world records unveils the world's smallest cow. good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin with finally nearing the end. after five long months, crews in the gulf of mexico have taken a major step toward permanently plugging the blownout well. behind the worst oil spill in u.s. history. and for more on that, we go to nbc's kristen dahlgren in venice, louisiana. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, lynn. day 150 and that relief well they started drilling shortly after this all started has finally intersected with the well some 2 1/2 miles beneath the floor of the gulf. in a statement late last night, the incident commander said the two wells were now connected and that the next step is to pump mud and cement down into that well to permanently seal it off. obviously, good news for people in this area. really just one step in their recovery. oil here continues to wash ashore. this week, evidence of a massive fish kill here. thousands of dead fish. take a look at these pictures. almost looks like a gr
-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a tea party takeover. across the country, the votes are in from a string of primary races, providing a dmrims of what's to come in the midterm elections. and in a surprise twist last night, the gop establishment was once again upended by the tea party. dan shinaman reports. >> reporter: a stunning victory in delaware. christine o'donnell defeating moderate republican mike castle, who until recently had been considered a shoo-in. >> we're in this to win. and we're in this to win big. >> reporter: o'donnell, a media consultant, will run for the senate seat held for 36 years by vice president joe biden. castle, who had run positive campaigns for decade went negative saying o'donnell can't we know in november. >> the last several weeks have been spirited, shall we say. and the voters in the republican primary have spoken and i respect that decision. >> reporter: and in new york's gubernatorial race, another upset with carl paladino defeating rick lazio. >> all andrew offers us is startus cuomo. >> thank you, thank yo
-election this year. lynn. >> tracy potts in washington, thanks. >>> bp is in the spotlight this morning. according to this morning's "wall street journal," in the 200-page report, bp accepts some, but not all of the blaims blame for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. critics are already questioning the summary's credibility, compiled mostly by bp employees with the inevitable task of exposing the company to a land slide of legal liability or pointing the finger elsewhere. >>> meanwhile, news showing microbes are depleting the oil in the gulf without depleting the oxygen in the water. >>> the protest of a florida church against the kuran continues to be a hot topic. >> we have got to deal with this and make sure that the men and women on the ground are ultimately safe. it's not necessarily a political issue. it's an issue that all americans need to embrace and i hope that the reverend recognizes that. >> this is, in your opinion, a practical issue, this is not well, we shouldn't be covering this because it's giving attention to somebody trying to get publicity for his own cause or is
. >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with mission final accomplished. bp says a permanent seal is now in place on its blown-out well at the bottom of the gulf of mexico. however, killing the catastrophic well off is a bittersweet victory for gulf coast residents, who fear they'll be battling the effects of the nation's worst environmental disaster for years to come. nbc's jay gray has our report. >> reporter: it began april 20th with a massive fireball and deadly flames cutting through the night air. as the deepwater horizon rig exploded, then collapsed, 11 lives were lost. and oil began to seep into the gulf, the start of the worst spill in u.s. history. now, 154 days later, government scientists say the final seal, 74 barrels of cement, is holding tight, and that the well will never leak again. president obama acknowledged the work that's been done and perhaps the more difficult job that lies ahead, in a written statement which says, in part, we will continue to work closely with the people o
in men on the dance floor. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with burning heat. a problematic pastor in florida is defying the nation's highest-ranking authority saying he will burn copies of the koran on september 11. with the anniversary of the terrorist attack days away, the church's leader begins it protest on what he calls the symbol of islam has become a lightning topic worldwide. >> outrageous, disgraceful, but constitutionally legal. those are some descriptions of pastor terry jones' plans to pile up koran, the muslim holy book and burn them on september 11. despite pleas, the pastor of a small church in gainesville, florida, refuses to call it off. >> we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing. >> jones says his actions are from a message from god. in jakarta, indonesia, protesters call it a symbol of hate, asking the u.s. government to step in and muslims to stay calm. military, political, and religious leaders are among those urging the pastor to cancel the even
on the dance floor. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with burning heat. a problematic pastor in florida is defying the nation's highest ranking authorities saying he will burn copies of the koran on september 11th. with the anniversary of the infamous terror attacks just days away, the church leader plans attacks on what he calls the evil of islam has become a lightning rod topic worldwide. nbc's leanne gregg has more. >> reporter: outrageous, disgraceful, but constitutionally league. those are some descriptions of pastor terry jones' plans to pile up korans, the muslim holy book, and burn them on september 1 1th. despite pleas the small church in gainesville, florida, refuses to call it off. >> we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing. >> reporter: jones says his actions are from a message from god. in jakarta, indonesia, protesters call it a symbol of hate, asking the u.s. government to step in and for muslims to stay calm. military, political, and religious leaders are among those urging the pasto
with spectators collapses in brazil. good morning, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with on the defensive. at a town hall held by cnbc in the nation's capital, president obama held his ground while frustrated citizens took turns taking shots at his economic strategy. the president repeatedly defended his policies while fielding pointed questions from americans who fear the worst from the economy. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> quite frankly, i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration. >> reporter: self-described obama supporters laid into him live on cnbc's town hall. people like velma hart. >> that i voted for a man who said he was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class. i'm one of those people, and i'm waiting, sir. i'm waiting. i don't feel it yet. >> reporter: the same from an out-of-work law school graduate. >> i really want to know, is the american dream dead for me? >> absolutely not. we're moving in the right direction. >> reporter: there'
'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "1st look" on msnbc. we begin this morning with a tea party takeover. across the country, the votes are in from a string of primary races providing a xwlgrim himse of what is to company. the gcop staefbment was upended by the tea party. tracie potts joins us there capitol hill with more. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. we have results from seven states including washington, d.c. where the city will will get a new mayor, one of several upsets during this primary election. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we the people. >> reporter: the tea party favorite who republicans said couldn't be elected dog catcher won the party senate nomination in delaware. and in new york, political newcomer carl polidino overcame his challenger's lead to become the republican's candidate for governor. >> if we've learned anything tonight, it's that new yorkers are as mads as hell. >> reporter: he'll take on andrew cuomo. also in new york, charlie rangel beat five other democrats and a dozen other ethics charges in
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